File:Sidney Lee 002.jpg|thumb|Sidney Lee
'''Sir Sidney Lee''' (5 December 1859 – 3 March 1926) was an England|English
biographer and critic.
He was born Solomon Lazarus Lee at 12 Keppel Street, Bloomsbury
and educated at the City of London School
and at Balliol College, Oxford
, where he graduated in modern history
in 1882. In the next year he became assistant-editor of the ''Dictionary of National Biography
''. In 1890 he became joint editor, and on the retirement of Sir Leslie Stephen
in 1891 succeeded him as editor.
Lee himself contributed voluminously to the ''Dictionary'', writing some 800 articles, mainly on Elizabethan era|Elizabethan
authors or politician|statesmen
. His sister Elizabeth Lee (writer)|Elizabeth Lee
also contributed. While still at Balliol he had written two articles on Shakespearean questions, which were printed in ''The Gentleman's Magazine
'', and in 1884 he...